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Your Village: What’s happening on the lot next to Big Grove Brewery and Taproom?

Have a question about what’s going on in your community? Ask Little Village. Submit your questions through the Your Village feature on our homepage, or email us at editor@littlevillagemag.com. […]

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Yes we can! Why canned beer is best

“From a quality-of-beer perspective, the can in a lot of ways is superior to the bottle,” Andy Joynt, head brewer for Big Grove Brewery, said. “There’s an outdated idea that cans impact the flavor of beer because there was a period of time many, many years ago it did, but that’s no longer the case.” […]

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Five questions with Magic Giant’s Zambricki Li

Magic Giant is a Los Angeles-based trio forged on the festival scene (including the 2018 lineup of Coachella) with a distinctly positive alt-pop sound. They’re represented by the label Concord — also the parent label of St. Vincent and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats — and recorded most their debut album, In the Wind, outdoors as they toured the country. Magic Giant released an acoustic version of In the Wind earlier this year.
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Bikes, bags and brews: Brake the Cycle of Homelessness will raise funds for Iowa City’s Shelter House

This is the first year for the ride, which will start at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area and finish at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom. There are scheduled stops along the route, beginning with the Vine Tavern & Eatery in Coralville. From there, cyclists will head to downtown Iowa City and stop at Molly’s Cupcakes and Yotopia Frozen Yogurt. These restaurants will give back a portion of their proceeds to Shelter House during the event. […]

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John’s Grocery hosting 70th anniversary party

John’s Grocery is celebrating 70 years as a staple of Iowa City’s northside by focusing on what they do best: beer. John’s is hosting an anniversary party in their parking lot from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, offering beer and wine samples from visiting breweries and wineries, as well as chances to win prizes. […]

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Going carless: Learn the basics of commuting by bike

If you are eager to learn more about bicycling but are not sure where to begin, ride (or walk) to World of Bikes next week for Bicycle Commuting 101. The two-hour event starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. Part of the event will function as an organized workshop that details how to maintain and accessorize bikes, and part of it will be a discussion of safety and how cyclists can create routes that feel safe to them. […]

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Where to watch the Oscars — and strut your stuff — this weekend

You may already have a date with your cat, couch and host Jimmy Kimmel for Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, but area Oscar parties may elevate the experience. Events will test your film knowledge, fill you with popcorn and insure you’ll have someone to talk to during the myriad commercial breaks.
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Just Announced: Little Village and Big Grove present Caroline Smith, Elizabeth Moen Feb. 15

We’re already swooning over this event, just confirmed for Valentine’s weekend. Presented by Little Village and Big Grove Brewery, Caroline Smith is coming back to town and joining Elizabeth Moen for a night of intimate, solo performances on Thursday, Feb. 15. […]

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